Minty Fresh Breath for Kissing Shamrocks and Leprechauns!!
If you’re going to kiss a shamrock this St Patrick’s Day, make sure you have fresh breath!
St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, is a cultural and religious Irish holiday to commemorate Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
Traditionally, it was believed shamrock (a three leafed white clover) was used by St Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. Although this is likely to be false, the shamrock became a national symbol for Ireland and is one of the most popular symbols associated with St Patrick’s Day.
If you’re going to be kissing leprechauns or shamrocks this St Patrick’s Day, freshen your breath with a mint or tea tree oil gargle.
Halitosis (bad breath) affects an estimated 25 per cent of people. It is usually caused by bacteria on the tongue – there are more than 600 types of bacteria in the average mouth and some of these bacteria can produce bad smelling compounds.
If you suffer from halitosis, try the following:
1. Gently clean your tongue with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper twice daily.
2. Eat a healthy breakfast with rough foods which may help clean the back of your tongue.
3. Chew sugar-free gum. This will help produce saliva and prevent the build up of bacteria.
4. Gargle before going to bed with a mouthwash – see our natural mint and tea tree oil gargles below.
5. Maintain proper oral hygiene – remember to brush your teeth twice daily, floss and see your dentist periodically.
To make a natural mouthwash, get 2 cups of filtered water and 60 large mint leaves. Put the mint and water in a blender until it combines. Then strain it through a colander with a fine weave and pour it into a container. Keep it in the fridge for a longer shelf life. Discard it when it begins to smell sour.
Tea Tree Oil Gargle
Tea Tree Oil Tooth Gel
Tea Tree Oil Tooth Gel is a fantastic natural antibacterial toothpaste, containing Myrrh and Propolis extracts. It is non-abrasive and suitable for use by all the family.
If Guinness isn’t your thing ...
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a delicious green mint cocktail.
Classic Cocktail Drink Recipe
Crush part of the mint and coat to the inside of a tall glass. Add sugar and lime juice and stir thoroughly, before layering down a healthy amount of ice and rum before filling with club soda. Add a lime slice and the remaining mint, and your done! Enjoy.Click here to see the ebook: Cocktails – How to Make and Enjoy Them